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Do You Like The Look Of Winglets?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

I love it, especially Airbus winglets, they're really elegant.
I don't like 737NG winglets.

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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3451 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2341 times:


For your information,the official term for Airbus A310,A318,A319,A320,and A321 is...Winglets.For the A330,A340,B737,B747,MD-11,and the TU-204,they are called Wing Tip Fences.
This seems logic as they have a fence shape comparing with the small winglets !!!


User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

My favourite winglets:

MD11

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Jimmy



User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

An aircraft looks much better with winglets/wing tip fences  Wink/being sarcastic
I don't like the 737NG winglets too, they're too big.
I love the A320 winglets, but my favourites are A330/340 winglets: they make the plane look more elegant.
The 747 400 looks much better thanks to his winglets too.


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2328 times:


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User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Will the 380 have winglets, wing tip fences or nothing at all?

All the images show it with small winglets, but I'd like it to have wing tip fences.


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

I have read that the A300/A310/A318/A319/A320/A321 have, what are called, "Wing tip fences" and anythign else (A330/A340) are called winglets like on the 747-400. If I'm wrong, then I guess you learn something new every day.

Trevor



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User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

will they possibly add theraked wingtips as on the 764 to the A380?
maybe on a larger version? or wil the plane become too big for airport taxiways e.t.c?
I love planes with wingtips, i love the look of the A340/A340 and the MD-11 is one of my favourite planes to look at.i also hate the lookof the large 737NG wingtips.



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

f.pier - all the A380 images I've seen show it either with nothing, or wingtip fences - no winglets. Where can I see these images with small winglets?

Airbus_A340 - yes you are right. Actually, I believe wing tip fences are a sub category of winglets (correct me if I'm wrong)

V/F



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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

i dont like the 737NG winglets either, too imposing and a bit sci-fi looking

regards

mike


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

I haven't understood if 330/340/744 have winglets or wing tip fences.

320 has winglets or wing tip fences?


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

F.pier - the 330/340/744 have winglets. The 320 has wingtip fences.

V/F



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User currently offlineMd88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

The love the honey barbecue winglets at KFC.

User currently offlineMd88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Hooters has great winglets too, but for some reason I've never noticed how they look.

User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

I guess I am the only one who loves the Winglets on the 737NG. They are pretty big but they sure look nice in flight. If the 747-400 and the 737-800 have them, the 767 has the raked wingtips, the 777-300ER will be getting the raked tips, why none on the 757-300?

Jeremy



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User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Here are my favourite wings!

747-400:

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A330/340:

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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Yep, I love winglets/wingtip fences. They make the plane more elegant. The 737NG, Embraer 170 and Envoy 7 winglets however don't look nice, 737 & Envoy 7's are too big, Embraer 170 look very strange.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Yeah, Aircraft overall look better with winglets, even the 727. I least like the B737 with winglets, because they look kinda stupid.

Air Europa 737 looks good with wing fences/winglets though:


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User currently offlineFsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

If anyone has the chance to see the 727 with winglet...do it..they look really sharp on the aircraft. I love those Pan Am III B727's with the winglets.


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User currently offlineFokker_One From Indonesia, joined Dec 2000, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

yeah winglets look nice..though im not that fond of the ones on 73s....gues its just getting used to..but i feel that they look too big..

just my two cents..

Brian


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Ever seen this?

http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com



User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

Do I like the look of winglets? No.

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

I must be one of the few who likes the 737 winglets too.
Just ELEGANT!!

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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

The 727 definitely looks better with winglets  Smile


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Of course, my favourite are the MD-11 winglets.


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User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Just to clear things up, Ts-ior was right, except it's the other way around.
Have fun.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
PL


25 Post contains images Airbus_A340 : So I was right all along! Trevor
26 Post contains images SailorOrion : The wingtip devices on the A380 will be about 3 meters high. Dont call them small please SailorOrion
27 Post contains links and images TG992 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Arthur Yu I still like the look of this wingtip the best - even after all these years!
28 VonRichtofen : Depends on the plane for me. I like the winglets on the A330 and A340, 744. But I HATE the look of the 737NG's winglets.
29 Hkg82 : Airbus_A340: Thanks for informing us. I always referred to them as double winglets, didn't know they were called wing tip fences. I almost always lear
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